A tropical fruit known as mangosteen is a potent immune booster and anti-inflammatory that also appears to have significant cancer-fighting powers, research has shown.
Mangosteen is a small, slow-growing tropical evergreen tree native to southeast Asia. The fruit has a long history of use in the region as a traditional medicine for the treatment of diarrhea, skin infections and wounds.
Numerous studies have established mangosteen's potent anti-inflammatory properties. One randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, published in Nutrition Journal in 2009, found that eight weeks of supplementation with the proprietary mangosteen juice blend XanGo Juice led to a significant decrease in inflammation markers among overweight and obese participants. These decreases were only seen among participants who drank 18 ounces of juice blend per day, however, and not among participants who took lower doses.